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Giving Tuesday Now - 4 Ways to Join!


"#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on

May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give."

How can you participate? 



1. Share our posts on facebook and your other social media, with a brief personal message of why helping the people of Santa Cecilia is important to you. 



2. Post an Unselfie!



Write your words of faith and hope to the people of Santa Cecilia, and share on your social media. Be sure to tag us! 


You can handwrite on a piece of paper, or print your own from the Giving Tuesday website. Link HERE: LINK



3. We know times are hard right now. If many people give a little, the collective donations will add up to so much more. Facebook makes it easy with their fundraising tool.




Visit our facebook page to create a fundraiser, and let us know if you do! 


4. GIVE


Everywhere in the world, people are suffering the impacts of the pandemic. In Colombia, many families earn wages day by day. The Colombian government gave a one time payment to families in need - the equivalent of 12% of monthly wages.

Any amount you can give will help the Fundacion feed families in need ! 


Follow us on facebook to learn the story of how Forming Lives Foundation continues to serve families during this pandemic.

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In the Summer of 2019 classrooms were build for the children

 

 

 

in 2018 a court was built on the purchased land in Santa Cecilia, Colombia. Now the children have a place to play sports while attending the after-school program. Forming Lives Foundation will continue to support the work being done to build the entire recreation center 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Trip August 16-23, 2017

                                  The mission team visited Santa Cecilia, Colombia to discover that a construction                                                   company donated over 20,000 bricks to help with building the   Coliseum                                                             the team assisted  in using some of the bricks to construct a road                                                                           in front of the Alliance church. (See pictures in Gallery below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

Recreation Center

 

 

    CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

 

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  • After much prayer, God has directed the Foundacion FORMAVIDA to develop a new strategy that allows the youth and young adults from the community to have a place where they can use their free time to develop and foster the talents God has given them.

  • This project will consist of the construction of a multi-purpose space which includes multi-use athletic courts, a daycare center, AND a multi-use covered gym to play basketball, soccer, and volleyball with the idea of adding classrooms  and Christian school in the future.

  • To do this we are proposing the following phases:

    • 1. First Phase: AQUISITION OF THE LAND:  a. Buy the land b. Study the topography c. Define plans d. Obtain a construction license

    • 2. Second Phase: FIRST CONSTUCTION:  a. Level the land b. Build the foundation c. Build the structure d. Level and build the parking lot e. Build walls to prevent landslides

    • 3. Third Phase: SECOND CONSTRUCTION: a. Walls and columns of center b. Bleachers c. Roof d. Lighting We are looking for partnerships, churches, organizations, schools, families, and individuals who believe that this is possible.

  • We need people who want to support us in prayer, physically and financially! We appreciate and value your consideration

  • God bless you!

   OTHER PROJECTS AT SANTA CECILIA

   OASIS:  An after school program for kids and teens to receive a holistic Christian education that includes spiritual development,       tuitoring and special activities.

  DICOCO:  Women and teens learn how to trace, cut and sew cloths helping them develop talents that God has gven them and it     encourages them to be entrepreneurs.

  HAND CRAFT FOR LIVE:  Mothers and youths identify, develop and enhance skills as they crochet bags, wallets and bracelets.

 

Fundraising

Progress

Forming Lives Foundation is committed to providing a community center where individuals and families in Santa Cecelia, Colombia can develop their quality of life: spiritually, intellectually and physically.

Thanks to our Generous Donors
 Project Status

 *Raised $27,700 as of 9/1/2020

* Paid back loan for the first land: $16,000 

With your support and contributions in Colombia we have completed the payment of the first land.

 *  Land Deed: $ 800  

Although this step was not mentioned in the original budget, without this there can not be construction license)

 

 * Topographic survey $ 600 

The actual cost was $200 more expensive than expecting

* Bakery and DiCoco Store Front with back Sewing Room Second Floor additional classrooms $10,300

For these section of the project FORMAVIDA has collected the extra $6,000 has being through different events within the community, and other local donors. 

Next Steps:

Land (ground) survey $ 1,200

* Architectural plans $ 4,000

* Structural plans $ 5,000 

* Construction license $ 3,400 

Total Needed.......................$ 13, 600

 



 

 

 

 

The Colombia Comunity

Making a Difference

The Community of Santa Cecilia, Colombia has a population of more than 10,000 people and approximately 6,000 are between the ages of 0-15. They face many of the following issues:

  • Lack of work

  • Low economic resources

  • Malnutrition & learning disabilities

  • School drop-out

  • Unwanted pregnancies, abortions and abuse

  • Violence

  • Drug-Abuse

  • Lack of Spiritual knowledge, and Life principles

 WE HAVE A DREAM....

845-288-0656

P.O. Box 124  New City, NY, USA

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